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Diabetes General Terms Of website Usage

 General Terms of Website Usage

Guideline Topics Covered
Diabetes Prevention
Early Detection & Screening
Classification and Diagnostics
Management of Newly Diagnosed Diabetes
Follow up of Diagnosed Patients
 Dietary Recommendations
 - Aims & Summary
 - Healthy Eating & GI
 - Glycaemic Control
 - Weight Reduction
 - Nutrition & CVD
 - Pregnancy, Children & Older Adults
 - Other Conditions
Treatment with Oral Hypoglycaemic Agents
Treatment with Insulin
Management of Intercurrent  Illness
Microvascular & Macrovascular Complications
Screening & Management of Eye Complications
Screening & Management of Foot Complications
Screening & Management of Renal Complications
Diabetic Neuropathy
Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Issues & Contraception
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Diabetes in Children & Young People
Diabetes in the Elderly
Diabetes and Learning Difficulties
Ethnic Minorities & Religious Issues
Diabetes and Ramadan
Psychological Factors
Diabetes & Obesity
Diabetes & Lifestyle Considerations
Special Circumstances
Physical Activity & Exercise

We hope that you will find our website informative and useful. However, we would ask that you use your common sense and note the following points:


This website is provided for INFORMATION ONLY and is NO SUBSTITUTE for professional medical help by a qualified doctor or other health care professional.

When you access this website, you acknowledge that you will abide by these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms, exit this site now.




The information on the site has been derived from and written by members of the multidisciplinary Diabetes team at the Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and Luton & Dunstable University Hospital  NHS Foundation Trust. The information provided on this website is accurate to the very best of our knowledge. While we have taken every care to compile accurate information and to keep it up-to-date, we cannot guarantee its correctness and completeness. The information provided on this site does not constitute business, medical or other professional advice, and is subject to change. We do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense resulting from the use of this information.




All links and telephone contact numbers were active at the time of publishing. However, we should like to point out that these links and telephone numbers are maintained by other parties and are beyond our control. We cannot accept responsibility for any inconvenience caused by any failure to access the above. Should you find any link or telephone number to be incorrect, please let us know and we shall be pleased to correct it.

All links from this website have been provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.




We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.


Medical Advice:


The information posted on this website is not to be taken as medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical practitioner. The authors do not set out to nor do they answer specific medical questions. The only exceptions to the foregoing will be clearly identified (if any) and further marked with appropriate conditions with regard to their use and interpretation.


Use of Data:


Data from the website can be downloaded for personal use. If data (excluding the Bedfordshire Diabetes Guidelines) is to be passed on to a 3rd party or used in any other publication, document or website, please seek permission from the site administrator.

Please reference and acknowledge the website if you are distributing the information -


Disclaimer of Liability:


Users are advised that they must assume all responsibility and risk for the use of this website and the Internet generally. Nobody involved in creating or maintaining the website will be liable under any circumstances for any direct, indirectly, incidental, special or consequential damages, loss of profits or otherwise resulting from the use or inability to use the website and/or any other websites which are linked to this site. Further, the foregoing parties will not be liable for any such damages, including, but not limited to, reliance by any other party or visitor on any information obtained through this website, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorised access. If and in so far as the website is accessed from or for states or countries which do not permit some or any/all of the above limitations, then liability shall be limited to such extent as is allowed by the relevant law.


No Endorsement of Products:


Any reference to products, services or links to third parties or any other information by either trade name, mark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement thereof or sponsorship or recommendation by the website author. No endorsement is implied by such links nor is there any contrary inference from the fact that no such other supplier is not mentioned heron. All references are for convenience only in the same way as an index in any public library.


Emailing Us:


Any information submitted or posted on this web site will be deemed non-confidential. Personal data submitted to this web site will be treated as set forth in our Privacy Statement.

Please DO NOT send any sensitive or confidential information, or any request for medical information or personal assistance via email. We cannot guarantee it will remain confidential - therefore, it WILL NOT be responded to.

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